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Why a Firm Believer in Tax Cuts Could Derail the Senate Tax Cut Plan

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:28:51 GMT

Senator Ron Johnson’s stated opposition to the Senate tax cut plan laid bare the challenge that Republicans face as the measure navigates the rough waters of the Senate.Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a small-business owner, says the measure would give an unfair advantage to larger corporations.

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Will the House Tax Plan Help the Middle Class?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:29:07 GMT

House Republicans have touted their tax plan as good for the middle class. The reality is more complicated.

Wealth Matters: Tax Cuts for Small-Business Owners? It’s Complicated

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:32:42 GMT

Jay Hatfield of Infrastructure Capital Advisors in his New York office. He is planning to restructure his businesses in order to pay lower taxes and have more money to invest.The House bill may seem like a tax cut for small businesses, but it is not likely to bring much relief to many business owners.

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System Failure: How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:00:23 GMT

Crowds outside the subway in Times Square in Manhattan.Disruptions and delays have roiled the system this year. But the crisis was long in the making, fueled by a litany of errors, a Times investigation shows.

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About New York: In the Best of Times, the Worst of Rides

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:44:48 GMT

Rich Gilberto endured a two-hour commute on the day in 2015 when the subways had the most riders ever. “You can’t call it an express train if it stops a dozen times in the tunnel,” Mr. Gilberto wrote on Twitter.New York is booming with jobs and new residents, yet the number of people taking the subway has fallen, as a system burdened by debt and bad management fails.

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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:32:04 GMT

From “The Lion King” to marathon Thanksgiving preparations, here’s a look at some of The Times’s best recent journalism.

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For Roy Moore, a Long History of Combat and Controversy

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:18:43 GMT

The current furor surrounding the Senate candidate has played out like a concentrated version of his battle-filled career.

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The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:53:48 GMT

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York.Ms. Gillibrand spoke with Jennifer Steinhauer about her legislation to reform policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.

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Trump Stirs Sexual Misconduct Debate

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:20:07 GMT

By criticizing Senator Al Franken for inappropriate behavior, President Trump has reignited the debate around his own alleged misconduct.

Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big, Too.

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:05:07 GMT

President Trump, with Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, announcing the “streamlining” of permitting requirements for infrastructure projects.The president is pushing for repairs to the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and he has promised to streamline government approvals. It still might not be enough.

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Republican Governors’ 2018 Dilemma: What to Do About Trump?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:09:42 GMT

Govs. Rick Scott of Florida and Scott Walker of Wisconsin spoke to the Republican Governors Association conference in Austin, Tex., on Wednesday.Republican governors gathered in Austin amid grave misgivings over the impact that President Trump will have on the party’s control over statehouses.

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Malcolm Young, Whose Guitar Riffs Helped Propel AC/DC to Fame, Dies at 64

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:58:51 GMT

Malcolm Young of the band AC/DC in 2000.Mr. Young, who was a founder of the band, was known for his raucous energy. A family statement said he had had dementia for several years.

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Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, Is Dead at 82

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:58:05 GMT

From the Alaïa fall 2017 couture collection, shown in Paris.Mr. Alaïa insisted on his freedom and worked, argued and cooked on his own schedule.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How First-Generation College Students Do Thanksgiving Break

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:02 GMT

My classmates practically booked their flights home during the first week of class. I’d never even heard of green bean casserole.

Opinion: Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:18 GMT

But real books, records and brick and mortar stores will take us back with open arms.

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News Analysis: When the Right Pushes Fake Jews

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:18 GMT

“Bernie Bernstein” makes a robocall in deep-red Alabama.

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Opinion: Why Can’t We Protect Elephants?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:02 GMT

Elephants, with their wondrous size, need vast amounts of food and space. A group crossing a farmer’s field can do enough damage to bring about both economic ruin and their own consequent demise.They need our help, not an easier way to make their carcasses into trophies.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:15:13 GMT

Liberals and conservatives have different views of strict moral codes, but their philosophies don’t match their behavior.Conservatives stray from many moral codes while liberals follow them, research shows.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Hillary Effect

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:02 GMT

President Bill Clinton leaving the Oval Office in 1999.Until now, our sexual predation seminars have been hijacked by politics. But this time may be different.

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Editorial: The Trump Administration Is Making War on Diplomacy

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:18 GMT

Rex Tillerson, ill suited as secretary of state, is dismantling his department to fit his limited ambitions.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:02 GMT

Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, after meeting with Senate Republicans on Wednesday.There is no easy fix for Republican leaders now, whether their bill passes or fails.

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Opinion: Anthony Doerr: We Were Warned

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:02 GMT

25 years ago scientists raised the threat of climate change. Did I act immediately and decisively? Um, I did not.

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Honda Recalls 800,000 Odyssey Minivans Because of Seat Latches

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:16:33 GMT

The Honda Odyssey minivan displayed at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.The recalled minivans, which include model years 2011 to 2017, have second-row seats that may tip forward if they aren’t properly latched, the company said.

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In Rio de Janeiro, ‘Complete Vulnerability’ as Violence Surges

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:56:34 GMT

Judiciary police officers examining a crime scene in which a 17-year-old member of a drug gang was shot and killed after stealing a vehicle in São João de Meriti in Rio de Janeiro State.After a respite that began before the Olympics, Brazil’s showcase city is reeling as ever more neighborhoods fall under the control of drug gangs.

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Signals Detected From Missing Argentine Submarine as Foreign Navies Join Search

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:34:08 GMT

The Protector, a British ice patrol ship, was dispatched to help in the search.Argentina’s Defense Ministry said Saturday night it had detected seven communication attempts from an Argentine Navy submarine with 44 crew members aboard, raising hopes of a rescue.

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For Now, Trump to Keep Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:38:54 GMT

An elephant in Zimbabwe in 2012. “Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts,” President Trump tweeted on Friday night.The president reversed his own administration’s decision in an evening tweet, prohibiting trophies of killed elephants from being brought into the country.

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Gerry Adams, Irish Republican Leader, to Step Down From Sinn Fein

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:33:47 GMT

In announcing that he would leave the helm of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams told party members in Dublin on Saturday, “I have complete confidence in the next generation of leaders.”After more than 30 years leading the nationalist party, the divisive politician says he will pass the baton next year.

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When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:43:53 GMT

Debra Curry, a nurse in Georgia, fell behind on her student loan payments when she took time off to raise her six children. Her nursing license was briefly suspended. “It was traumatic,” she said. Now, she worries that her debt will again affect her ability to work.Twenty states suspend people’s professional or driver’s licenses if they fall behind on loan payments, according to records obtained by The New York Times.

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News Analysis: At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet’s Future

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:33:10 GMT

Leaders from the United Nations, France, Fiji and Germany at the climate change conference in Bonn, Germany.This year’s United Nations climate talks have wrapped up, and there were few signs that countries are inclined to take urgent action.

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Marked for ‘De-escalation,’ Syrian Towns Endure Surge of Attacks

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:44:29 GMT

People searching for survivors after an airstrike on Monday on the rebel-held town of Atarib, Syria.An accord that tried to curb attacks in rebel-held areas has been touted as a crucial step in ending the long civil war. But increasingly, that deal is failing.

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For the First Family of Pleasure Products, Toys Are Us

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:00:24 GMT

Once sold in seedy bookstores, sex toys are now a chic, “Made in America” business, instilling customers with brand loyalty.

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Insider: For the 52 Places Job, 9,000 Applicants (and an Avalanche of Unicorns)

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:24:58 GMT

Monica Drake, The Times’s travel editor, said she was looking for the “perfect unicorn” to travel the world as a writer-at-large. Job applicants responded appropriately.When our travel editor, Monica Drake, said she wanted the new writer-at-large to be someone who had it all, the internet responded.

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Could You Be Allergic to Additives in Food or Drugs?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:42:46 GMT

Natural coloring agents made from plants or insects are more likely to trigger a reaction.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Demi Lovato Seeks Her ‘Despacito’ and 9 More New Songs

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:29:45 GMT

Demi Lovato teamed up with Luis Fonsi for the new track “Échame La Culpa.”Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from two Spanish-English team-ups to a surprise from Jaden Smith.

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This Life: App Time for Nap Time: The Parennials Are Here

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:30:54 GMT

The much-examined generation born between 1980 and 2000 are now having children of their own, and parenting very differently from their forebears.

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The ‘Lion King’ Effect: How a Broadway Smash Changed South African Lives

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:31:59 GMT

Clockwise from top left: Lindiwe Mkhize, Gugwana Dlamini, Ntsepa Pitjeng and Brenda Mhlongo, South African Rafikis in productions around the world.Over 20 years, hundreds of performers have joined the show in cities around the globe. These are some of their stories — laced with hope, tragedy, homesickness and triumph.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes Aim at Al Franken, an ‘S.N.L.’ Alumnus

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:47:18 GMT

Colin Jost led the “Weekend Update” segment with criticism of Senator Al Franken and a photo from a 2006 U.S.O. tour.“S.N.L.,” where Senator Al Franken became famous as a comedy writer and performer, used its “Weekend Update” segment to criticize him over recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Critic’s Notebook: Two Operas With Nothing in Common, Except Exhausted Women

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:25:51 GMT

Michaela Martens, left, as Susan B. Anthony and Teresa Buchholz as Anne in Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s “The Mother of Us All.”“Thaïs” at the Met and “The Mother of Us All” in Hudson, N.Y., are unlikely partners in reflecting the difficult realities of female lives.

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Meet the Musicians Who Gave Isaac Hayes His Groove

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:52:17 GMT

Clockwise from top left: James Alexander, Sidney Kirk, Willie Hall, Mickey Gregory and Harold Beane at the Stax Museum in Memphis.A new boxed CD set helps shine a light on the band — born out of the Bar-Kays — that backed this soul star on “Hot Buttered Soul” and beyond.

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Encounters: French Montana Shops for Tracksuits and Timberlands in the Bronx

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:59:04 GMT

French Montana returned to Sammy’s Fashion, a street wear emporium in the Bronx where he and his friends used to shop for Timberland boots and Vanson jackets.The rapper made a homecoming to the borough where he was raised, visiting the spots where he and his friends would shop and try to talk to girls.

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A Close-Up on Mysteries Made of Stone in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:55:17 GMT

A group of 19 "keyholes" at Al Wadi, in the Saudi Arabian desert, observed by archaeologist David Kennedy from a helicopter. Dr. Kennedy took more than 6,000 aerial photographs of these mysterious, ancient structures.Structures that may have been created by ancient tribes could only be studied using Google Earth. Saudi officials finally invited an archaeologist to observe them via helicopter.

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Above the Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:56:39 GMT

Around 210,000 gallons of oil spilled onto the grasslands of South Dakota on Thursday. Get a 360-degree aerial view of the damage it left behind.

Wheels: The Near Future of Driving: Eyes Forward, but No Hands at 10 and 2

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:33:02 GMT

Neal Boudette drove from Michigan to Indiana largely without having to put his hands on the wheel. That meant finding other things to do, like taking a selfie. The Cadillac Super Cruise system is the latest in semiautonomous driving technology, allowing drivers to keep their hands off the wheel as long as they pay attention to the road.

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Stitch Fix Prepares an I.P.O. in the Shadow of Amazon

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:32:34 GMT

Stitch Fix was founded in the apartment of its chief executive, Katrina Lake, six years ago.The online retailer is a rarity: A start-up that has been profitable. But investors will have to decide if it can compete with the e-commerce behemoth.

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Trilobites: Same Oceans, Similar Prey, Two Very Different Necks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:22:24 GMT

Though Magellanic penguins, left, and Imperial cormorants both hunt fish, biologists were stumped as to why they evolved to have such different necks.Biologists studied cormorants and penguins that hunt fish in frigid seas and found that cormorants save energy by only moving their necks when seizing prey.

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Modern Love: Your 13-Word Love Stories

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:48:29 GMT

Grace Gardner’s parents, Duane and Catherine Gardner, with her brother, Michael Gardner.We asked readers to share succinct summaries of their personal lives. Here are some of our favorites.

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A Photo of Billy the Kid Bought for $10 at a Flea Market May Be Worth Millions

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:39:04 GMT

This tintype shows what historians believe is a photo of outlaw Billy the Kid, second from left, and Pat Garrett, far right, taken in 1880.Experts say it’s a rare, valuable tintype of the famous outlaw, with Pat Garrett, the man who later killed him.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Men Aren’t Funny

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:09:27 GMT

Louis C.K. on “Saturday Night Live” in April.The post-Louis C.K. reckoning is actually the best thing to happen to comedy in a long time.

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Tech Fix: A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:37:49 GMT

Your smartphone is not deliberately losing speed just because your phone maker has a new gadget for sale. For devices that do slow down, here are some fixes.

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